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    真Spray Painting Spokes and rims??

    Hey, I was just wondering if you have ever spray painted the rims/spokes of a wheel. I figure it would work, but would it look good? I'm interested in painting the rims/spokes green. The only reason is because all the colored wheels cost more. Also, i want to support my LBS but all they have is plain silver rims/spokes on fixed gear wheels.
    Also, what happens if one spray paints tires? I hear you can use some kind of special plastic spray paint on it, but I just don't see how it couldn't flake off...with all the contortions of the tire (getting on/off the bike, riding, weather conditions).

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiresuzuki View Post
    Also, what happens if one spray paints tires? I hear you can use some kind of special plastic spray paint on it, but I just don't see how it couldn't flake off...with all the contortions of the tire (getting on/off the bike, riding, weather conditions).
    I don't know, you should try it out for us.

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    leave the tires. you need grip. simple as that.

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    Spray paint is not something for one to mess with. Your entire post is a bad idea, as good as it sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Your entire post is a bad idea, as good as it sounds.
    Not the whole post! The upside-down question marks in front of the title were pretty nifty, in my opinion

    Wait, so why is it a bad idea? Tire painting is understandable, but as long as I remove the tire/ wheel from frame, strip down existing corrosion on the rims/spokes, prime them with spray paint primer, then spray paint them, I don't see what can go wrong. People do it to their frames all the time...

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    nothing wrong with it. people are being weird.

    you want to mask off nipples and inside clincher bead areas, but uh... yeah. break it down to the wheel then go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiresuzuki View Post
    Not the whole post! The upside-down question marks in front of the title were pretty nifty, in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    nothing wrong with it. people are being weird.

    you want to mask off nipples and inside clincher bead areas, but uh... yeah. break it down to the wheel then go for it.
    Also tape the machined sidewall if your rim has one.

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    Also, if you 're willing to spend a few extra bucks for something that looks good in the long run, get some spray paint thats specialized for metal surfaces. And it doesn't hurt to sand the rim with some very fine sandpaper to help with paint adhesion and evenness before you spray.

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    Paint, supplies and time will negate the cost savings of painting yourself, unless you already have the said items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    Paint, supplies and time will negate the cost savings of painting yourself, unless you already have the said items.
    +1.

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    ask philasteve

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    seen it
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    you'll need at least one can of primer, 2 cans of the colour you want, 1 roll of masking tape in appropriate thickness, some 600 grit wet sandpaper and... maybe like 2 weeks if you want a semi durable coating.

    some patience and you can do something like this:

    btw, it's easier to mask things off when the wheel is not complete.
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    To the point above, prep work is more important than paining. if you dont mind it looking like a POS then go for it - spray away.
    If you want a paint job that looks good, however, you need to patiently prep for paint and let it cure over several coats.
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